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s located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Ch ;E. Third Street, Superior, Nebraska 68978 ly o- I I irch. " " ior Ci ;lub R t iv: liba 00octor arrives at 00liniC tomorrow r.Danilo Calderon will be at Jew- meeting and serving residents of Jew- i# unty Rural Health Clinic tomor- ell County. 1 (Friday) to get acquainted with Calderon's wife, Dr. Rina Mina, .to 'Hughes, P.A., staff and patients will join the medical staff at Jewell S ay wish to stop by and introduce County Hospital in July. She special- VCc elves. izes in internal medicine and pediat- .# alderon is set to begin his practice rics. 1 $  clinic and Jewell County Hospi- An open house is being planned for Monday. o Calderon in the near future. Watch for so t,ha deron said he looks forward t the ad. Afeature of The Superior Express ,J. ir00:L " i1 € • " • ,0000Ity funds cut In ,,'00ate budget cut CnstructnisexpectedtbecmpeedsnntheJewempementbudinginJewe.Andbudingwasrazed to make room for the new building which is located on the south and west of the present building. " Randall City Council KI ri#iSkato. City council members mutual aidprogram was reviewed.. . This. :ff :i at Monday's meeting that isarenewalofmembersh,pmthls okavs libraryreoaars i' ocouldbelosingapproximately pro ram The council voted to renew " , g " " gun shot injury in state funding as a result of membership in the Mutual Aid Pro- * * 1II ,,1 aor Graves recent budget cuts. gram be renewed. Michael Frost, rural Esbon, was rn rl'ikeCordin, to the city administra- Cereal malt beverage license re- i,, "1 "" shot in the hand in a reported gun ° " ' aV ;i e funds are "demand transfers newai apphcatmns from Mac s Kwk I "e amount could vary depending Shop, Buffalo Roam Steakhouse and Randall City Council members ap- claim deed will be issued to Kelley for accident Dec. 6 at his residence. proved estimates for repairs at Randall the property. According to a Jewell County long the cut back would remain Critters were approved r[yrect. Loomis had prepared a swimming city Library when they met in regular Lucille Peters has shown interest in Sheriff's Department spokesperson, ,in,,-- Lformatio n on this reduction was pool report for the 2002 swimming sessionrecentlywithDonaidBingham, thecleaningjobofthecityhall-library. Frost reported he was cleaning his 45 ,,veed lett from the Kansas for the council to review. No mayor presiding. Council approved the position, caliber Glock pistol in his house and In 4 a season Kristi Vetter, treasurer of the li- A letter from the Kansas League of believed that something was wrong ",.lpalltles ret,e:r on this matter. required trigger of the pistol. He took ding the authority action was brary board, reported repair estimates Municipalities requesting council to with the ves to cut the demand transfers. Schwab-EatonEngineering,Beloit, n s andprogressofthe update proposedon be part of the litigation regarding the the pistol outside and as he was load- istrator Loomis reviewed the was approved as the consulting engi- of the loss and the council neer for the Geometric Improvement the library and the back room. Lynell non-payment to cities and counties of ing the pistol, it discharged, wounding Sheahan, librarian, had estimates for special fund allotments that are due to his left hand. . that the City of Mankato join Project. Elation challenging the authority of Tle city Christmas party will be |nstailationofacentralheatunit, which bepaidattheendofthisyear. Council Frost was transported in a private gOvernor to make these cuts to held Dec. 19 at the Buffalo Roam couidhave an air conditioning system decided to sign the list of litigants in vehicle to Jewell County Hospital added at a later time, and said the the action being taken, where he was treated. He went on B ''s and counties. Steakhouse. library has funds to install the unit. She Discussion was held on the exposed Mitchell County Hospital in a private vised Bills were reviewed and allowed. IsTechhadbeenreceivedandtheCashfl°wpr°jecti°ns from CouncilmemberWayneDunnsaid proposed that ifthe library paid the full water lines in town. The mayor is to vehicle. reviewed cash flows. Mankato High School students had cost, the library not pay any rent to the contact the contractor about finishing The incident is being investigated city for 10 years. Council members the job before inclement weather sets as an accidental shooting. rOposal by W. Rex Woods, CPA been asked to sponsor a project to help received to conduct the city audit, the city replace signs. The council said the library board could proceed in. with their plains. The January meeting ofcouncil will County residelllt , .No year contract was for $4,700 thoughtthatthiswasagoodidea. Dunn Routine business was conducted, bethesecondWednesdayofthemonth. /EaY.ear, and the audit to be available asked if the council could receive a Y17,2003. Afterareviewofthe quarterly update from the Jewell Archie Thompson, fire chief, re- A notice wiil be put in the local paper C11 ill Nebraska, L"qaet, the council voted to approve County Sheriff's office regarding po- ported several persons were interested to advise the public of this meeting A Jewell County resident, Kenny 4tract. lice protection and any problem areas in the 1941 panel wagon and would date change. Voboril, who gave his address as rural t ,,  of city law enforcement, report further when he had more infer- Esbon, has been charged with felony ' resolution authorizing member- Attending the meeting were coun- marion. He was granted council's ap- Jewell eotm¢il sells theft in Webster County Nebraska. l9Ofthe city in the Kansas Munic]- cilmembersWayneDunn, KarenRoss, proval to attend a fire school He was taken into custody Dec. 4. hnergy Agency Mutual Aid Pro- Rick Diamond, Mel Brown and Lyle After discussion, members ap- cost-analysis house The ch'g involves eattle theft, Bond L  and authorizing the execution of Dauner; Mayor Don Hamilton and proved the sale of a city lot near the The final closing on the cost analy- was set at $100,000 but was later re- [reement adding the city to the administrator Marvin Loomis. Ron Kelley residence to Kelley. A quit sis house, built in Jewell, has been duced to a $10,000 corporate surety accomplished according to the report and Voboril was released on this surety. presented at a recent Jewell City Coun- He is to appear in Webster County cil meeting. District Court Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Michael Herrman purchased the house at 418 N. Custer. Bellevtlle sale barn Bill Loomis, mayor, presided at the has new owners i " meeting. Business items considered were tearing down the house at 408 Ownership of the Belleville sale . Broadway; approving beer license ap- barn changed Dec. 1. For the past 6 ?:, ": plications for Delaware Street Pub, years the business has been owned by Jeweli Grocery and J's Jif-E-Stop; ap- Don Kracke, Beatrice, and managed " proving the purchase of the Jewell by Barry Kort. Variety Store building from the Eldon This month the business, now Williams Estate; heard report on Jew- knownasBeileville81 Livestock Sales, ell Day Care; discussed park improve- is owned by Barry and Angi Kort. The mentplansandplaygroundequipment; Korts are natives of the Blue Hill, and discussed wages and benefits for Neb., community. They had been in 2003. charge of the livestock auction Loomis met with Joh, Cyr, Direc- company's day-to-day operations the tor of the NCRPC to discuss the possi- past six years. Prior to becoming barn bilityofapplyingforagrantforseveral manager, he had worked as a cattle downtown projects, buyer for the Excel Corp, After the council meeting the Jew- Prior employees are expected to ell Apartment Board of Directors met remainwiththebusiness.RickJurgens ......  with all members attending. Routine is continuing as the sale auctioneer. • "" business was conducted. County hospital .. gets recognition ] Jewell County Hospital was recog- nized recently by the American Diabe- tes Association for services rendered in the field of diabetes education. :.,  The American Diabetes Associa- tion is the largest and most widely known organization in the field of dia- betes. Kris Kindler, registered nurse, is diabetic educator at the hospital. The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program promotes quality :. education for peoPle with dia.betes: Tree festival, home • , tours, draw 80 A total of 80 people toured the Underwood and Garman homes on the Annual Burr Oak Festival Of Christ- ; :. ,:; mas Trees and Home Tour Sunday •  afternoon. • :: This event was sponsored by the Burr Oak Museum with the aid of the Burr Oak Library. A total of $400 was : collected from the tour and will benefit the museum and some funds will go to the roof repair fund. There were 18 theme decorated .... Christmas Trees displayed. Some of the most unusual trees were the Wiz- ard of Oz tree and the Jewelry Tree. The museum tree was decorated with antique children'sbooks. Moriah Wagner, 2003 Jewell Nativity Scenes were displayed for County Junior Miss, presented the the first time this year, with eight being America's Junior Miss "Be Your Best brought in. Self" program to Jeweli County el- Thd homes of Oren and Carla ementary schools recently. Underwood, and Ken and Kay Garman were toured throughout the afternoon Wagner presented background in- and refreshments were served at the formation about the program and ex- library-museum building where the plained the rules of her original "Be registration was held. Your Best Self" Jeopardy game. Cat- The event planners said this is the egories of the Jeopardy game were the / best out for the tour and were san' as the princi ples of the -tel I County 4-H Junior Leaders collected food for the dewell County Food Pantry recently. Food is being delivered turn program u,ved at the pantry by (from left) Dustin Waite, Crystal Mitchell and Rob Wilson. pleased with the response, promise: live by moral principles, get a Thursday, December 12, 20000 Price 50¢ Entered into the mail at Webber, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska [ County may lose $38,000 in funds Jewell County, along with other counties and cities in the state, could lose extensive state funding in 2003 as Governor Graves issued cuts in the 2003 Local Advalorem Tax Return This could amount to up to a $38,000 short fall for Jewell County. This reduction in LAVTR on top of the 2002 short fall of special city-county revenue of $13,000 will hit the county and cities hard. Jewell County Commissioners at Monday's meeting agreed to sign a resolution to support Kansas Associa- tion of Counties legal action with re- spect to this reduction recently made by the governor in hopes to block his recent decision. In other business c.onducted by the commissioners Monday, Don Snyder emergency preparedness director, re- viewed the federal requirement for a mitigation plan. He plans to attend a meeting for training on new software to be used for this plan. Reimburse- ment funds are available to purchase a laptop computer to implement this plan. Robert Wilson told commissioners he was disappointed to see in the news- paper that the commissioners gave the county employees a wage increase. Wilson also discussed road mainte- nance on the half mile road in section 3 of Holmwood Township and re- quested the maintainer stay off this road. The commissioners told Wilson they would look at the road. Langer reported on the JJA meeting the attended and on the North Central Kansas Regional Planning, Commis- sion meeting. Payroll datedNov. 27 and bills dated through Dec. 09 were paid: Health 12,694.32; General 53,747.99; Road and Bridge 235,686.71; Solid Waste 9,572.55; Tower 50.76; LEPC Grant 218.45; Sp. Road and Bridge 1,911.80; Appraiser 7,248.86; Clearing Acct. 64,739.98; Noxious Weed 18,226.05; Ambulance 11,995.11; 911 539.45; Hardy Fire Dist. #1 5,075.40; Sp. Highway 5,419.81. Total 427,127.24. Jim Foster, general superintendent, discussed his budget and equipment payments with the commissioners• Langer advised Foster of Wilson's complaints. Foster requested an ex- ecutive session to discuss non-elected personnel. A 15-minute executive ses- sion was held with no action taken. A telephone call was made to Fawna Barrett to discuss a wind farm in Jewell County. The cominissioners asked Barrett to contact John Parsons and the planning commission. Lynn Scarrow, county treasurer, asked that the county offices close to the public at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 so year end book work can be accom- plished. This was approved. Commissioners discussed closing early Dec. 24 and decided to close the courthouse proper at noon Dec. 24. This closure will not be considered a holiday for purposes of employment rules and regulations and the employee handbook. Darrell Miller, county atorney, pro- vided the commissioners with a copy of a letter that he sent to Vernie Nelssen in reference to his fence problem. Miller prepared employment agree- ments for Don Snyder, Shannon Meier and Rodney Zeigler for the commis- sioners to review. The commissioners approved the contracts unanimously• The commissioners then went out and viewed county roads. Commissioners attending the meet- ing were Doyle Alcorn, Stanley Colson , and Frank Langcr. Smiths honored for work at fair Phyllis and Van Smith Mankato were honored recently when they re- ceived the 2002 Jewell County Exten- sion Appreciation Award The award was presented at the annual meeting by Teresa Shipley, chairperson of the 2002 executive board. Phyllis began helping with prepa- rations for the county fair in 1993 and each year since has contributed count- less hours in uncomfortable conditions, cleaning, painting, reorganizing and rearranging display areas. The results of her many volunteered hours have contributed greatly to the appearance and convenience of display areas in the Quonset building on the fair grounds. Repeated praise and appreciation are constantly expressed by 4-H and open class exhibitors, superintendents, judges, parents and especially by the fair board and extension agents. Phyllis if from Ohio and met Van while he was stationed there in the air force. They have been married 48 years and are active members of the Montrose United Methodist Church and the Man- kate VFW and Ladies Auxiliary. Phyllis and Van Smith They participate in many outdoor activities and are accomplished danc- ers of both ballroom and western danc- ing. Van is an avid sportsman and Phyllis' hobbies include reading, rais- ing flowers and gardening. They enjoy traveling and last spring went toAlaska. They also enjoy spending the winter in Florida, where they are active in the Methodist Church. Moriah Wagner, Jewell County Junior Miss, presents a"Be Your Best Self' program to county elementary students. Wagner presented information about the program and explained the rules to a Jeopardy game. The rules of the game were the same as the principles of the =Be Your Best Self" promise. Students were divided into teams to participate in the Jeopardy game. 00Junior Miss' takes message about 'Be Your Best Self' to elementary sh.ients good education, community service, stay physically fit, eat healthy foods, set goals and work to reach goals• Students were divided into teams to participate in the competitive game. Winners of the Jeopardy game were recognized and invited to attend a movie with Wagner as well as volun- teer at the Ute Theater. , • Moriah closed the program by dis- trbuting pencils m,d a handout with an autographed picture of her and the"Be Your Best Self" promise. Students were challenged to make the promise with Wagner. Wagner also preser.:ed a program explaining the program at the Esbon Lions Club meeting. She talked about her involvement in Jewell County's "Be Your Best Self" Day Camp for Jewell County youth and described various activities as Jewell County Junior Miss. She performed Christ- mas music on her violin for the Lions Club members.